Monday, November 20, 2017

Winnie & Walter Color Challenge

I was flipping around some favorite crafty sites and found this lovely color combo on Winnie and Walter. It really inspired me to give it a shot. 


I only have dies from W&W but no stamps and I couldn't decide how to use them in this color challenge. Then I noticed that they have freebies, so I went to the link and picked up the perfect free digi stamp for this challenge and you can too! I cut the patterned tags and strips into flags, cropped the coffee image and added a navy circle frame. The words are also part of the digi. The gray paper was just a scrap that is watercolored gray.


This was fun to make...and that color combo has me thinking of more projects...we'll see if I get a chance to make more for this challenge. You can join me here if you want to try these colors yourself! 


And head's up! Tomorrow is World Television Day, so celebrate by binge watching some great tv this week. May I suggest Veronica Mars? It's from the 2000s and has both a stellar cast and some great storytelling and amazing characters. You're sure to fall in love with at least one...Veronica Mars is just like Nancy Drew updated for the new millennium...sassy and smart, solving mysteries with her p.i. skills and just perfect in all ways. And ya gotta love Weevil and Wallace, oh and Veronica's dad is so perfect. I guarantee the first episode and you'll be hooked!

Happy Monday!
Chark





Friday, November 17, 2017

I'm Back, Baby

So, I'm back after my surprise eye surgery...turns out when you are reeeallly nearsighted and get old, you can stretch your retina too far and it decides to rip. Luckily, I had doctors on top of it and they took care of it in a matter of two days. Now I have some recovery ahead. I'm on week three and things are progressing just right and I'm allowed to read/text/use the computer for ten minutes per hour. You cannot imagine how long seven days seem when you are face down doing nothing. Luckily, I had my handy husband who cooked for me, rigged up a mirror for tv viewing and who brought me treats and texted for me. If you don't have a handy helper like him, I suggest you find one in the event of a surprise surgery...or I could rent mine! :) just kidding, honey.



Today I'm sharing my post up at a2z Scrapbooking using one of the Ornaments Infinity Dies as lightbulbs and the digital cut files A Natural Christmas (that I just printed out since I don't have a Silhouette machine).

Now enjoy a little AC/DC Back In Black to celebrate me being back to my blog and crafting and y'know seeing! See you back here on Monday!


Happy Friday!
Chark

Monday, October 30, 2017

Gotta Take a Break

Sorry folks, I'm out for a couple of weeks but feel free to enjoy the daily work of my Design Team Buddies at a2z Scrapbooking til I'm back. See you in a couple of weeks!



Chark

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pizzas for Months

Happy Pizza Month! I love me some pizza. I once had a character (in a story I wrote) love pizza so much it was literally what he was living for. So, yeah, I love pizza. It's also International Artist Day, so to make the most of your day, you should probably eat some kind of artistic-looking pizza. Perhaps like these from Giovanni Landi.




The only problem is that eating these would be a shame...so I'll just take one from Papa John's, with their soft crust and garlic dipping butter...yum! Or you could make these cute cat pizzas. I wouldn't feel as bad, since these probably don't take as long to make.


And if you're looking for a Halloween pizza idea, maybe you should make these mummy pizzas before trick-or-treating.


And yep, like my previous pizza posts (I have quite a few for some reason), I have a crafty idea for you too. This paper garland comes in a kit from Paper Source, but I'm betting you have enough paper scraps at home to make it without the kit, if you're like me. 

If you want an artistic banner instead, I love this idea from life is a party's blog. Paint chips are free, just add letters! 


And if you want to theme it up for the whole month, try reading these books. Here's a picture book about pizza in Italy for kids.


And here's an adult novel that features pizza apparently. Haven't read it, but here you go!

And lastly, here's some free digi art to celebrate Artist Day! Head to thoughtgo.com for this download and more masterpiece art.


There you have it...pizza and art celebrated together. Now I need some pizza and my crafty tools...time to create!

Happy Wednesday!
Chark











Monday, October 23, 2017

Still Playing Dress Up

Ok, technically I'm playing with All Dressed Up digital stamps. I colored this lovely freebie that was given to Kit and Clowder group members. You can find all kinds of classes (some free) at Kit and Clowder and they're all fabulous classes. Lots of great digital stamp companies will offer free stamps to Clowdies, so it's worth it to be a part of the group...plus everyone is super supportive.


I'm going to have to make a project with this cutie. Here is a close-up...I used Prismacolor pencils. I haven't used Copics for awhile (and some have dried :( ) but I'd like to try fabric folds with Copics.


Happy Monday!
Chark


Saturday, October 21, 2017

All Dressed Up Monsters

Love the All Dressed Up digi stamps and this is a freebie over on their blog, can you believe it? It's so stinkin' cute and perfect for Halloween. I'm entering this in their challenge of Anything Goes here. You have 24 more days to enter and all you have to do is use their images (did I mention they have freebies?) :)

I used my favorite Prismacolor pencils and a white gel pen for these guys.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Saturday!
Chark